The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa was established in accordance with the Orissa Higher Secondary Education Act 1982 having been assented to by the Governor on the 23rd October 1982 to regulate, Control and develop Higher Secondary Education in the State of Orissa.The administrative function of the Council commenced from 7th September 1982 in a rented building at Goutam Nagar, Bhubaneswar. In course of time the Council has constructed its own administrative building over Plot No. C-2, Samantapur, Bhubaneswar and functioning in its own building since 2nd January 1996. The name of the campus is Christened as "PRAJNAPITHA".

Constitution of the Council

Ex-Officio Members
Members to be nominated by Government
Elected Members


Ex-Officio Members


Vice-Chairman (if appointed)

Director of Public Instruction (Higher Education), Orissa.

Director of Public Instructions (Schools), Orissa.

President, Board of Secondary Education, Orissa.

Director of Technical Educational and Training, Orissa.

Principal, Regional College of Education, Bhubaneswar.

Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training, Orissa.

Principal, College of Physical Educational, Cuttack.

Director, National Cadet Corps or his nominee.




Members to be nominated by Government

A representative of the Education and Youth Services Department not below the rank of Deputy Secretary.

A representative of the Finance Department not below the rank of a Deputy Secretary.

Ten Principals of Colleges, including Junior Colleges, if any

Five headmasters of Higher Secondary Schools to the extent available

Ten register teachers of recognised colleges including junior Colleges.

Five registered teachers of Higher Secondary Schools to the extent available.

Three Circles Inspectors of Schools.

Not more than ten specialists in vocational subjects prescribed for the Higher Secondary Course.




Elected Members

Three members of the Orissa Legislative Assembly to be elected from among themselves

One representative from each of the Universities in the State to be elected by the members of the respective Academic Councils from among themselves.

One representative of the Board of Secondary Education to be elected by the members of the Board.                                                                                                            


Members of the Council



Chairman, CHSE, Orissa, BBSR


Vice-Chairman, CHSE, Orissa, BBSR


Director of Higher Education, Orissa


Director, Secondary Education, Orissa


President Board of Secondary Education, Orissa


Director, Technical Education & Training, Orissa


Principal, Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar


Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training, Orissa


Principal, College of Physical Education, BBSR


Director, National Cadet Corps or his Nominee


Deputy Secretary / Joint Secretary to Government, Deptt. of Higher Education dealing with the matter relating to CHSE.


Deputy Secretary / Joint Secretary to Government, Finance Department dealing with the matter of Higher Education Department.


Principal, BJB Jr. College, Bhubaneswar.


Principal, V.Dev College, Jaypur


Principal, G.M. Jr. College, Sambalpur


Principal, Khalikote Jr. College, Berhampur.


Principal, MPC Jr. College, Baripada.


Principal, Narasinghpur College, Narasinghpur.


Principal, Gopalpur College, Gopalpur on sea, Ganjam.


Principal, Pallishree Women’s College, Balichandrapur, Jajpur.


Principal, Stewart Science College, Cuttack.


Principal, RDC Mohavidyalaya, Chilika, Puri.


Dr. Basudev Mohanty, Reader in English, P.N. Auto College, Khurda.


Dr. Bijaya Kumar Rout, Reader in Chemistry, P.N.Auto. College, Khurda.


Niranjan Padhi, Reader in Logic and Philosophy, Ekamra College, Bhubaneswar.


Dr. Prasanna Kumar Rout, Reader in History, Baruneswar Mohavidyalaya, Lenka Sahi, Arei, Jajpur.


Dr. Namita Pattnaik, Lect. In Economics, Maharishi College of Natural Law, Bhubaneswar.


Ramakanta Mishra, Sr. Lect. in Pol. Science, MS College, Baramba.


Sasadhar Biswal, Lect. in Pol. Science, Hindol College, Khajuriakata, Dhenkanal.


Dolamani Meher, Lect. in English, Jamankira College, Jamankira, Sambalpur.


Amiya Kumar Rout, Lect. in English, Biju Pattnaik College of Science and Education, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar.


Dr. Swedesh Dash, Lect. in Commerce, P.N. Auto College, Khurda .


Headmaster E.Co. Railway Mixed Higher Secondary School, Khurda Road, Jatni.


Headmaster, Dasarathpur Higher Secondary School, Jajpur.


Headmaster, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kumbariput, Koraput.


Headmaster, Govindpur Higher Secondary School, Sailo, Govindpur, Cuttack.


Headmaster, Ladugaon Higher Secondary School, Ladugaon, Nuapada.


Dr. Sasadhar Das, Sr. Lect. in Oriya, Bhadrak Auto College, Bhadrak.


Brajakishore Sahoo, Lect. in English, Sri Sri Raghunath Jew Mohavidyalaya, Gania, Nayagarh.


Dr. Siba Prasad Behera, Reader in History, DAV College, Titilagarh, Bolangir.


Satyabrata Mishra, Lect. in Commerce, K.V. College, Kantabhanji, Bolangir.


Manas Beura, Govt. Women’s College, Sundargarh.


C.I. of Schools, Sundargarh.


C.I. of Schools, Puri.


C.I. of Schools, Bolangir.


Dr. Nalinaxya Prasad Dash consultant, Directorate of Vocational Education, Orissa, Bhubaneswar.


Biswajit Keshari Biswal, Lect. in Zoology and Life Sciences, Anchalik College, Talmul, Angul.


Dr. Gayas – Uddin, Reader in Commerce, U.N. College, Soro, Balaswar.


Sri Ashok Kumar Sharda, MD Grow Green Consortium Pvt. Ltd., 15, Surya Vihar, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Plantation and Orchid of Consultant.


Dr. Urmila Senapati, HOD Pathology, KIMS, Bhubaneswar.


Sri Sunil Pattnaik, Tourist Officer, Puri.


Dr. Jogeswar Sahoo, Associate Professor, Agronomy, OUAT, Bhubaneswar.


Dr. C.R. Pradhan, Department of L.P.M. OUAT, Bhubaneswar.


Dr. B.C. Jena, Professor and HOD Entomology, OUAT, Bhubaneswar.


Chandi Prasad Nanda, Dy. Director Academic Staff College, Utkal University.


Powers and Functions of the council

To prescribe courses of instruction for recognised institution in such branches of Higher Secondary Education as it may think fit.

To take steps to co-ordinate Higher Secondary Education with University Education on the one side and Secondary Education on the other.

To make regulations for the purpose of prescribing and recommending any book as a text or a hand book or to undertake compilation and publication of such book.

To make regulations for imposing penalties for acts of misconduct of students, teachers, examiners, examinees, printers of Text-Books or question papers or persons connected with the examination of the Council.

To conduct examinations based on such courses as may be prescribed;

To admit candidates to its examinations in accordance with the regulations

To publish the results of its examinations.

To grant diplomas and certificates to successful candidates.

To establish, control, regulate or administer any Junior College or any Higher secondary School subject to the approval of the Government.

To bring about practical co-ordination between State owned Industrial Institutes, Factories or Workshops or vocational Institute, Agricultural Farms, Animal Husbandary Centres or Pisciculture Institutes and the Higher Secondary Schools or Junior Colleges providing for vocational courses by way of providing adequate and systematic practical training which will be commendatory to the theoretical instruction at the schools or colleges.

To call for reports from the Directorate of Public Instruction on the conditions of the recognised institutions or of institutions, applying for recognition and to direct inspection of such institutions;

To recognise institutions for the purpose of admitting them to the privileges of the Council including examinations conducted by it;

To lay down the qualifications of teachers required to teach the subjects included in the courses of study in different branches of Higher Secondary Education, the workload of such teachers and the number of working days in an academic year and other matters incidental thereto.

To adopt measures to promote the intellectual, physical, moral and social welfare of the students of the recognised institutions and to supervise and control the condition of their residence, health and discipline.

To institute and award scholarships, medals and prizes according to a scheme or schemes framed by the Council;

To demand and receive such fees as may be prescribed;

To administer funds placed at its disposal for the purposes for which they are intended or generated for the purposes of the Council.

To submit annual accounts and balance-sheet together with the annual report of the Council to the Government and publish the audited accounts and balance sheet in the Gazette.

To submit to Government its views on any matter with which it is concerned;

To take measures to provide para military education, opportunities to organise social services and such other activities as the Council considers necessary to inculcate in the minds of the students enrolled in recognised institutions a high sense of citizenship and to train and prepare them to discharge their civic obligations effectively;

To furnish to Government such reports and returns and statements as may be prescribed by regulations and such other information relating to any matter under the control of the Council as the Government may require;

To maintain a library of its own;

To have an Information Cell for dissemination of Information about the activities of the Council, employment opportunities of different vocations and fields in higher general and professional studies;

To acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable; for the purposes of the Council and enter into agreements therefore;

To maintain register of teachers and register of students admitted to the Higher Secondary courses.

The Council has neither failed to exercise its power, functions nor exceeded or abused any of the powers conferred on it.

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